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Often happening gradually in adults, vision changes can go unnoticed. An annual exam is the best way to ensure that your vision stays sharp. Additionally, during a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will check your eyes for signs of serious health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, at times detecting these conditions long before other symptoms occur.

Comprehensive medical eye exams become even more important as we age because conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration become more common. Early diagnosis and intervention of these diseases can often prevent vision loss or blindness.

Also, diagnosed in eye exams are common refractive errors:

Myopia (nearsightedness)- The patient can see near but not far – common from a young age.

Hyperopia (farsightedness)- The patient can see far much better than near- increases with age.

Presbyopia- loss of near vision, typical in patients over 40.

Astigmatism- irregular curvature of the cornea (the ‘clear window’ in front of the eye).

All of these common refractive errors can be treated with glasses, contacts or surgery.

Whether you in need of a routine exam or facing something more complex, our physicians are prepared to treat you. At Community Eye Center our ophthalmologists, optometrists are committed to taking the time to listen to patients and communicate with them about their condition and treatment, informing them about their eye condition(s) and the appropriate alternatives to preserve a lifetime of good vision.

Opticians & Optical Associates

Gonzalo Palacio
Darrin Bartley
David Jones
Tammy Kelley
Cerelle Valerio
Tiffany Lovett
Kemoya Calvert

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There is a lot of information on the internet about eye health. The best information will come directly from a board-certified eye doctor. Call (941) 625-1325 to book a consult with one of Community Eye Center’s ophthalmologists, optometrists or opticians today.

Glaucoma Informational Video

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Eye Exams At Community Eye Optical

Often happening gradually in adults, vision changes can go unnoticed. An annual exam is the best way to ensure that your vision stays sharp. Additionally, during a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will check your eyes for signs of serious health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, at times detecting these conditions long before other symptoms occur.

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Financing For Optical

Whether you need assistance with the cost of a comprehensive eye exam or purchasing eyeglasses or contacts, Community Eye Center (CEC) partners with organizations that offer financial assistance for optical services, eye exams, frames, lenses, contacts, and sunglasses.

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Contact Lenses And Contact Lens Fittings

Are you tired of glasses but are not yet ready to consider surgical options? Contact lenses may be a great alternative for you to improve your day-to-day vision.

A contact lens is a thin plastic lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices that can be worn for many different reasons such as to correct vision, for cosmetic reasons (to change eye color), or for therapeutic reasons (bandage lens to help protect and heal the corneal surface).

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